Tennis recruits need to realize that there are less than 1,000 schools that offer men’s tennis. NCSA can help make sure that you do every little thing that you can to stand out as a recruit for college tennis.
1. Develop your game plan and get evaluated by a third party. Tennis coaches don’t always have the time or budgets to travel and see a lot of men’s tennis recruits in person, so they rely on evaluations from a trusted source like NCSA. And because NCSA is a neutral third party, we provide honest answers about your skill level, which helps you set realistic goals about where you want to play men’s tennis.
2. Post your academic/athletic resume online. NCSA has the largest digital platform available to high school athletes. When a men’s tennis recruit posts a resume and highlight video online, it becomes instantly visible to hundreds of college men’s tennis coaches.
3. Create a winning highlight/skills video.
Coaches may not be able to frequently travel and see tennis recruits in person, and that’s why a highlight/skills video is essential. A good video isn’t just raw match footage. Your highlight video should show that you’re a well-rounded player. It should display your footwork and your ability to every type of shot, including serves.
NCSA regional scouting vice president Billy Porter explains what to include in your tennis highlight video.
4. Contact 50 to 100 realistic men’s tennis programs. Roughly 1,000 colleges have men’s tennis. Using NCSA’s digital space makes being a recruit for college tennis easier and lets you get your information to dozens of prospective schools. Realize that the majority of men’s tennis players aren’t in Division I. Nearly 70% of college men’s tennis players compete at the Division II, Division III, NAIA or junior college level.
5. It’s not a four-year decision. It’s a 40-year decision. Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions that you’ll ever make. Do your research and make an educated decision, not only as a men’s tennis recruit, but also as a student athlete. Input from a neutral third party like NCSA can help you find a school that’s an ideal fit.
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